Curriculum

The MSAT program offers two tracks. The first track is designed for those students who are interested in careers in financial and assurance services. The courses in this track contain information that is of particular interest to the public financial reporting and assurance services functions. The taxation track is designed for students who are interested in careers in taxation both within public accounting and in industry.

Degree requirements normally constitute 30 credit hours of specified courses, including five accounting courses and five open business elective courses beyond the requirements for an undergraduate accounting major. The specific required and elective courses are outlined below.


Financial and Assurance Services Track
AC 560 Taxation of Business Organizations (previously AC 760) 3
AC 715 Financial Reporting and Analysis 3
AC 720 Advanced Auditing 3
AC 748 Accounting Control Systems 3
AC 749 Seminar in Contemporary Accounting 3
Five business or accounting electives (15 credits)

Taxation Track
AC 560 Taxation of Business Organizations (previously AC 760) 3
AC 774 Advanced Taxation of Pass-through Entities 3
AC 776 Advanced Corporate Taxation 3
AC 783 Research in Taxation 3
AC 789 Seminar in Taxation 3
Five business or accounting electives (15 credits)

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